Watch Pokemon Generations Episode 9: The Scoop with Mega Rayquaza – Review

Watch Pokemon Generations Episode 9 here and then watch my review!


These Pokemon Generations episodes have taken us far and wide across the Pokemon world but now it looks like we’re about to enter the Pokemon galaxy as this weeks episode features the legendary Pokemon Rayquaza. To make things even more exciting, we’re getting to see it’s mutated form Mega Rayquaza!

The last two shorts have heavily focused on Generation 3, namely Ruby and Sapphire and their corresponding Teams, Team Aqua and Team Magma but now it’s time to focus on the last of the Honen generation, Emerald!

This game does not have a specific team  so this episode should be interesting to say the least. Let’s Get started!

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Episode 9: The Scoop Review – Enter Mega Rayquaza

This week kicks off with a bang as Mega Rayquaza sets of satellites and we essentially watch as two reporters that remind me of Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen witness a Pokemon battle between Deoxys and Rayquaza. It’s an all out battle better than most seen in this series. The episode as usual features beautiful animation and great music that will get any fan of Pokemon excited. The general criticism is that the show is too short and anytime something exciting happens the web series fades to black. Most YouTubers reacting to this show have been pretty gracious in their response  but for me, I just want more.

Pokemon Generations Episode 9 is not the best we’ve gotten from the Generations series but it’s definitely the most satisfying in regards to battle!  With fantastic music and lore that make draw you in almost to a fault, this is one episode not to be missed!

Need to Catch Up? Watch my Review and Reaction Series Over at YouTube!

Ecchi Anime Review: Why Keijo is More Than Fanservice Anime!

Keijo is an anime that is going to be very divisive. Let’s be honest, this is an Ecchi anime featuring a lot of fanservice where girls fight with their butts in a sports anime setting. But at its core it comes across as a parody piece with tongue in cheek comedy that challenges the modern-day notions of how sexism and degradation should be defined. In the same vein as Kill La Kill, this anime features strong women both physically and mentally.

Ecchi Anime That Empowers

Often ecchi anime and fanservice make women look co-dependent and weak. Other times it’s a commentary on the trends effecting our world. In the world of Keijo,the women take center stage and their abilities extend beyond butt cannons. These women are athletes, these women are smart and yes these women are beautiful but it’s not their looks, curves or butts that define them but rather the content of their character.

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No Butts About It!

I totally understand your hesitation towards watching Keijo, but take a chance and watch with an open mind. What you find will not only surprise you but also give you a true sense of excitement that other anime have failed to provide in years, and believe it or not, none of that has anything to do with the booty.

Learn How To Reduce Stress & Anxiety by Watching Dragon Ball

Life can be pretty stressful for us humans, unless of course you happen to be an American 5-year-old child raised by boring mildly successful white people. If that’s you, I’m really impressed that you’re reading at this age. Your parents should probably put you on a show hosted by Steve Harvey. Anyway, unlike you Miss or Mister 5-year-old the rest of us have bills, relationships, jobs and squad goals that can lead to anxiety and as such I decided to help.

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Tips to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for Saiyans

I wanted to highlight stress and anxiety tips as they relate to not only humans but anime characters as well because I am a somewhat pathetic man-child. Just kidding, I’m not pathetic but rather I A creative master mind that you should donate money to. Plus, I thought it would be more fun to interweave narratives to something surrounding a nerdy niche vs just telling you how to live your life-like some unemployed life coach. The model in this motivational video is Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super.  He’s a vertically challenged, envious, angry man obsessed with being the best and constantly falls short of that goal. The twist is he is also an alien and was born with a monkey tail. If you know Dragon Ball then you know that’s not the real twist but instead rather the twist is despite all of Vegeta’s short comings he actually has an extremely great life but is too busy being stressed out to take notice.

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How Stress and Goku Defeated Happy Vegeta

Before I dig into what makes Vegeta’s life great let me explain who he was BEFORE he came to earth and before he met Goku, the hero of earth that is the source of most of Vegeta’s rage. If you dial back time, when Vegeta was first introduced he was an evil space villain that smirked all the time, laughed at his own jokes and had no qualms about destroying entire planets. He loved what he did for a living AND you could tell by the expression on his face.  Needless to say aside from the forced slavery, he loved his life…AND THEN HE MET GOKU.

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Shortly after meeting Goku, Vegeta all of a sudden became extremely petty and angry. He lost his smirk and rarely did anything that wasn’t yelling or proclaiming his distaste for anything that wasn’t blue spandex. You see, Goku despite not being an elite warrior was stronger than Vegeta and old Veg-Head couldn’t take playing second fiddle. He lost much of his original personality and enjoyment of life. He no longer laughed and is not characterized by his trademark scowl. He may no longer be evil, but it could be argued that he’s also no longer happy because of the way he has let the pressure, stress and anxiety affect his life.

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This has happened to such a degree that even though Vegeta now currently has a healthy adoring child, a hot wife, a billion dollar corporation and unlimited financial resources, he’s still walking around with clenched butt cheeks because he can’t let go of the idea of being lesser than Goku.  He never took any steps to de-stress or focus on the achievements he has made since landing on this planet. The guy has a cush life and probably doesn’t even realize it. The guy could be enjoying his life over 9,000 times more if he just stopped and smelled the roses.

Reduce Stress Now

I get it though. Not all stress is things we can just stop focusing on but I implore you to do any and everything you can gain control of your situation. If you can’t do that, try to focus on the other things in your life so the stress doesn’t overwhelm you.

The power of you is extremely real and I want to empower you to win in the fight of you vs anxiety and stress.  Watch today’s video for all the helpful tips and let me know of any successful ways you stop yourself from being like Vegeta with the good hair.

-Chris

L is Black in the Netflix Death Note Life Action Movie

Netflix Death Note Live Action Movie Cast?

Recently the cast list was announced for the netflix produced Death Note live action movie and many fans were shocked to find that everyones favorite character L is being portrayed by a black man, Keith Stanfield. Some fans remained optimistic while others completely flew off the rails stating that in adaptations the character should look just like the character they are based on, which is anything but true. Adaptations always make departures, the goal is to ensure that departure does not harm the integrity of the film.

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Will the Netflix Black L Be a Better L?

L is known to be the smartest man in the world and fact is, there’s no way they will make L a stereotypical black male or dumb down the character in anyway. Will he be the L we all know and love? Time will tell, but my eyes based on the actors chops as Snoop Dogg in Straight Outta Compton we have nothing to worry about.

Plus if you’re worried that much, the anime and Japanese live actions, which also did correctly cast the characters ethnicity is still here for your enjoyment. But that’s my opinion, what do you guys think of the news? Should L always be pale? Sorry for the rhyme haha!

Is Dragon Ball Super a Good Anime, Yet? – Anime Review

TL;DR?: Watch the Video Version

When Dragon Ball Super was announced I was beyond hyped. Having grown up with both Dragon Ball and DBZ I had HUGE expectations. Coming hot of the heels of a second theatrical movie release Dragon Ball Super started some what with a lackluster bang. The first set of episodes featured beautiful animation, a killer theme song and no fighting. Instead we got to find out what our heroes had been up to since the Buu saga and aside from a few laughs it was kind of boring. I was annoyed but I gave the series the benefit of the doubt. They are world building…we have to let them build a setting to get everyone back in the fight, but turns out all that building was just leading us into retreading the last 2 movies with a few minor changes. Having already seen the movies I was pretty bored watching these episodes as well. Leading me to ask, is Dragon Ball Super a Good Anime?

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Giving up on Dragon Ball Super?

I was thinking about giving up on the show because frankly, while it looks good, it’s kind of awkward most of the time. It also spends a lot more time focusing on an off kilter humor that Dragon Ball Z wasn’t known for. On top of that it spent a strange amount of time on character development for characters that didn’t have any before, like Goku. I mean character development is good but it just feels weird to be doing it so late in the game. Dragon Ball (the original) did a great job with this but by the time the show became Dragon Ball Z much of that was thrown out the window.

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Needless to say, Dragon Ball Super wasn’t the show I expected. Still, I held out hope because someone had leaked info about the next arc and it wasn’t something I already saw and it apparently featured fighting. I dug in and while the show still retained the weird pace, the odd humor and the development it was starting to feel exciting. It was starting to feel like something I wanted to watch vs something I was obligated to watch. Each week, as the fights continued i grew more and more invested until the show hit a fourth arc that is easily one of the best things I’ve seen in years and it’s still happening?

VERDICT: Is Dragon Ball Super a Good Anime?

So as a whole is DBS a great show? NO WAY. But is it finally gaining ground? Yeah and it’s about time. With Black Goku, Future Trunks, Fights and a growing Dragon Ball Universe that allows for Goku to be beaten I have to say I’m starting to really get into this show. If you’re going to watch this show, enjoy with a grain of salt and maybe skip over the first two arcs and watch the movies, then skip over the first 3 episodes of the next arc and you’ll be in a good place to enjoy a series that’s finally figured out what it’s audience wanted all along. What do you guys think of Dragon Ball Super? Is good, is it bad or am I just over thinking things?